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Shaolin Junk Cruises
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“low isles”(26 reviews)
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Shaolin Junk Cruises now operates exciting new tours from the Cairns Harbour. Experience a harbour cruise like no other, on the authentic Chinese Junk ‘Shaolin’, learn the intriguing history of this unique and rare vessel as she takes you on a...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Spence Street | Cairns Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 407 406 386
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great cruise on an authentic Chinese junk. The captain, Flynn, told us the history of the junk while we relaxed with a complimentary bubbly and yummy snacks. A lovely cruise, and a beautiful sunset. Chris, who's planning to sail around the world, was 'first...More

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Skye B, Owner at Shaolin Junk Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review, we appreciate your support and glad you enjoyed your Junk tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were warmly welcomed the minute we arrived at the dock. All staff introduced themselves to us, we were encouraged to check out the boat interior, and offered our complimentary beverage. Flynn was eager to answer all our questions about the amazing history of the...More

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Skye B, Owner at Shaolin Junk Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review, we appreciate your support and welcome you back anytime.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

I did book early a day trip departing from Port Douglas using their website. I did pay during booking. Before leaving home I did check their website and noticed that our trip was not listed anymore. Instead of our trip the same ship on the...More

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Skye B, Owner at Shaolin Junk Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It is disappointing you have written to TripAdvisor but haven't responded to any of our emails trying to resolve your complaint. I have written multiple emails to you and tried to call you many times on your international mobile. As we have explained we take...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

A must do. The love for the craft comes through from Flynn. Very well catered for. Was disapointed you have moved from Port Douglas but I guess Cairns is the richer for it. Did love our trip to the Low Isles last year.

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Skye B, Owner at Shaolin Junk Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm so sorry we had to move we hope you get the chance to experience our new sunset sail from Cairns. The Shaolin charm will never change and Flynn is still smiling at the helm thanks so much for the review and your support.

Reviewed 13 April 2018

After spending three weeks with friends in Newcastle (NSW) and some time in Sydney, we travelled to Cairns for a week. I did a lot of research as our friends had never been to Cairns so it was a new and exciting adventure for all...More

Thank Brigitte K
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We had the best cruise on the Junk to celebrate my sons birthday The crew were excellent with a drink on arrival yummy snacks and lots of info about Cairns, wildlife and the history of the Shaolin. Beautiful views of Cairns from the harbour, Thanks...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Awesome experience. I am glad I didn't miss it. What an amazing junk with a rich history from use around the world. The crew were friendly, professional and very welcoming and a pleasure to meet. The Skipper will tell you the history of the junk...More

Thank Sandy G
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Thank-you so much to Flynn and crew. My husband had heard so much about the Shaolin arriving in a Cairns for Chinese New Year. So we took the opportunity to cruise with her in Cairns as she is normally based in Port Douglas. We had...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

At the last minute, I booked the sunset cruise for me and my three adult daughters. Daughter number 1 worked out you could BYO, which made the whole experience even better value. The Shaolin is a lovely boat and lounging on the front deck under...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

My friend and I attended this tour as it was the only boat in Port Douglas we could find with history and real character that also takes less than 40 people :) We were lucky enough to be on a tour with only 9 other...More

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Judy C
10 July 2016|
Response from Skye B | Property representative |
Hi Judy The Shaolin is no longer operating out of Nelson Bay I'm sorry it was on a lease which ended and the boat was then sold. We are new owners and the Shaolin has been bought back to Port Douglas, Queensland we run... More